Name: Charlie Country and Region: Michigan Native Language: English Student or Teacher: Student Age or Grade: 2nd grade, 8 years old Subject of Question: Scientific name of vampire bat--desmodus rotundus Question: I'm doing my first research report and it's going to be on vampire bats. I know that the Latin name for these mammals is Desmodus Rotundus, but I do not know what those words really mean. I guess Rotundus means something like "round" but what do you suppose Desmodus means? My mom says a linguist willprobably know.
Put together, it would be something like "round bundle of teeth."
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